The Score

Welcome to The Score, your place for hard-hitting sports business news, fast-breaking updates and fuel-injected debate.  Buckle up.  I'm your host, Anthony Schoettle, IBJ sports reporter.

Pacers, McDonald's launching splashy ad campaign

A new campaign touting the blue and gold and the golden arches will be featured on 130 billboards, and on menu boards and employees' uniforms at 158 McDonald’s restaurants across the region.
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Gordon playing nice, but NASCAR rules are hurting his legacy

NASCAR's postseason format has cost Jeff Gordon three series championships. He might be biting his tongue, but the former Pittsboro resident is saying all the right things about the series' direction.
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Eleven leads league in attendance, puts venue expansion on hold

The Indy Eleven may not have been the hottest team on the field this season, but the expansion North American Soccer League squad certainly was at the ticket office.
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McAfee's soaring popularity fuels Colts merchandise sales growth

Pat McAfee is one of the only NFL kickers or punters who is among his team's leaders in jersey sales. McAfee, who wears No. 1, is second in sales among all Colts. Quarterback Andrew Luck's No. 12 tops the list.
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Butler set to raise curtain on Hinkle Fieldhouse overhaul

Butler officials have promised the eye-catching renovations will make things much nicer for fans and players while not affecting the historical integrity of the 86-year-old landmark.
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Indy among national leaders in number of women sports fans

Indianapolis has a higher percentage of women sports fans than many of the nation's largest and most sports rabid cities. There's an especially strong following for the NFL, NBA, NASCAR and college hoops.
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Kennedy's growth plans may pit Athletic Annex against company he founded

Bob Kennendy didn’t rule out the possibility of going head-to-head with Runners Forum and Blue Mile, the two dominant specialty running retail stores in this market.
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Two changes could have major impact on IndyCar Series

Two big changes could give IndyCar racing a whole new look. One change is definitely coming next season, while the idea for another even bigger change is gaining speed.
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Indians make rare change at the top

Randy Lewandowski this week replaced Cal Burleson to become the Indianapolis Indians' fourth general manager since the organization was incorporated in 1955.
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IU's latest football stadium project to cost $10M plus, won't add capacity

IU Athletic Director Fred Glass hopes to raise the funds to enclose the south end of Memorial Stadium through alumni donors. He said donation commitments are already coming in, and a naming rights deal is possible.
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